Yu Mei Buyback Initiative

Yu Mei is committed to responsible consumption and cultivating sustainable buying habits within our community. With timeless designs that transcend trends and seasons, it is our hope that each customer’s purchase decision mirrors that of our considered and intentional design.

Born out of our commitment to circularity, the Buyback initiative works to extend a product’s useful life through mending and refurbishing. We invite you to return your preloved Yu Mei bags for a credit towards your next purchase. Preloved bags will be refurbished in-house and given a second life, to be on-sold in archive sales.

We design with care and respect for the high-quality Deer Nappa of our products. With a view to maximising the longevity of your Yu Mei bag, proper care for the leather is imperative. Read about how to care for your Yu Mei bag here.

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Introducing Winter 19

As the winter chill arrives, Yu Mei welcomes the tones that shine through frosty mornings. Our first Winter capsule collection highlights two new colours - Orchid, a captivating purple with pink undertones and not-quite-navy Cobalt blue. Just what you need to keep those winter blues at bay.

Discover our first Winter capsule collection, exclusive to Yu Mei online and select stockists throughout New Zealand.

The range introduces a new style to our collection, the Katherine Bucket, while featuring your familiar favourites, Braidy, Ch’lita, Jane, Sarah, Mischa and Vi.

Campaign shot by Ch’lita Collins, featuring Katie Hughes at Clyne. Styled by Paris Mitchell-Temple.

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Introducing the Katherine Bucket

Meet the Katherine bucket bag, an update on our much loved 2/6 Grace Bucket, constructed in the style of our 1/1 Paris Tote with a luxe deer suede lining and adjustable strap sewn onto the sides of the bag. The Katherine bucket is the best of both, designed to carry your everyday essentials with ease.

Katherine is the talented production assistant in our Wellington studio and her deft hands cut every piece of leather used to make our bags. She’s been campaigning for a new bag named after her ever since the Kat Pouch, which just goes to show that if you nag your boss enough you’ll eventually get what you want!

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Yu Mei Small Leather Goods

In February 2019 we welcomed three considered Wallet styles into the Yu Mei collection, each named after people dear to Yu Mei. We hope you love them as much as we enjoyed creating them.

Designed following the notion that 'simplicity is complexity resolved', Livia is a classic accordion style wallet with covered button fold-over closure and multiple card slots, open compartments and a zipped compartment. The Jessie wallet is a bi-fold wallet style large enough to fit passports, perfect for travel, and the Frank cardholder is a classic portrait card holder shape with multiple card slots and a zipped compartment.

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